Ultimate Guide to Fall Recipes, Crafts + Decor

Recipes, Decor + Crafts
There’s something about the idea of fall weather that makes me want to decorate the entire house, make crafts with the kiddos and cook + bake delicious fall themed recipes {even if it is 100 degrees!}
We’ve compiled all of our favorite fall decor ideas, fall crafts and fall-time recipes! Enjoy!

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Fall Recipes

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:: 5 Ways!

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:: 5 Ways! Cooking with children, while great in theory and provides meaningful life skills, is not for the faint of heart. Moreover, this felt more crafty less cook-ey to me.

15 Minute Butternut Squash Ramen Bowl

This is a quick meal that does not disappoint! It’s easy to prepare, full of flavor, nutrient dense, and looks fancy. I’m going to go out on a limb and say you could even entertain with this bad boy over the holidays.

Cast-Iron Apple Cinnamon Crumble

My mom ALWAYS cooked with a cast-iron skillet, and I even inherited one of her skillets, so today I went to the store and created this heavenly dish myself! 

Autumn Overnight Oats

Autumn Overnight Oats

The flavors of fall are some of my favorite. Warm, robust, and comforting. They bring to mind time spent with family and friends. And mark the beginning of a season of celebration.

Fall for these Apple Spice Caramel Cupcakes

These cupcakes melt in your mouth and aren’t too sweet or too spicy. The caramel buttercream is smooth, and overall, this totally put me in the mood for fall!

Autumn Salad That Looks Fancy!

Ready to impress your guests? Here’s a salad perfect for the Autumn season that looks fancy and is sure to impress!

Pump Up Your Pumpkin

Do you love pumpkin, but are sick of bringing the same old pumpkin pie to your Thanksgiving celebration? Well, I have just recipe for you. It’s full of fall flavor, can be made ahead and still gives you all of that pumpkiny comfort that a traditional pumpkin pie would. 

Oktoberfest In Orlando!

Oktoberfest! ‘Tis the season for everything bratwurst, sauerkraut, spicy mustard and beer! I stumbled upon this feast of a recipe and instantly knew I had to make it. Not only did this recipe have everything I love to eat but it was cooked using one of my favorite methods…using foil packets. 

Kristi’s Pumpkin Roll

I make this every year, the night before Thanksgiving, and chill it overnight for our Thanksgiving morning brunch. It’s always a hit!

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

If there’s one thing that says fall… it’s pumpkins! Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cheesecake. Of course Publix has rows of perfectly aligned pumpkin purée striping it’s aisles, but I want the real deal: home roasted, homemade, perfectly natural pumpkin purée.

Salted Caramel Apples Bites


Today I decided to make caramel sauce from scratch and whip up some salted caramel apple bites. I couldn’t believe how quick and easy it was!

Non-Candy Halloween Treat Ideas


Whether your kids have food allergies or just generally overwhelmed by the amount of candy kids get each year, it’s always a great idea to consider passing out non-candy treats on Halloween.

Here are a few options (that aren’t raisins) that are sure to keep your house from being “tricked” after you give out your treats!

Fall Crafts

Fall Kids Craft: Magical Leaves From Melted Crayons

A fun Fall craft for kiddos! Beautiful leaves that we strung on yarn to create a garland and made out of wax paper and crayons! Super easy and fun to make, PLUS it is a good “experiment” too!

Thanksgiving Crafts & Treats

Graham Cracker turkey cookies, cornucopias, DIY Party Favors perfect for Thanksgiving guests, Turkey Pudding Cups, Turkey Pretzels, and more! So how about you? What are some of your favorite Thanksgiving Crafts and Treats this year?

Fun Fall Crafts For Kids

Fall is such a wonderful time for the kiddos. I love pumpkin patches, fall festivals and the holidays we celebrate during this time. Something else we love to do during new seasons and holidays is to work on crafts. What I love about crafting with kids is that is causes them to practice those motor skills and use their imagination. Here are some fun fall craft ideas for kids!

Fall Decor

Easy Ways to Decorate for Fall (Even If The AC Is Still On)

Let’s face it, Fall in Florida is still, unfortunately HOT. We are dependent on the calendar to tell when each season begins and ends. Even if I have to set out my pumpkins with the A/C on, I like to celebrate fall in our home with some simple decorations. Here are some easy ways to decorate for fall, even if the AC is still on!

DIY Mickey Halloween Wreath


For Halloween I like making a themed wreath that’s kid friendly, low cost and easy to make. I’ve had the same Mickey Halloween wreath for the past couple of years which my daughter loves, but this year it was time for a new one. We kept the same Mickey theme, but instead of having a black tulle one, we decided to go a little more rustic.

How to Host a VIRTUAL Non-Halloween Pumpkin Decor Painting Party

Because of the COVID-19 cases rising, we know gathering together might not be best for all families. So we thought this non-Halloween pumpkin paint party would be perfect adapted into a VIRTUAL party! While we added in our suggestions to adapt to a virtual party, the remainder of the post is in its original context.

DIY Fall Decor Tutorial

DIY Fall Decor

As much as I love Summer I love a good DIY even more! And the changing of the seasons gives me a great excuse to create. Seriously, if you walked into my home you would see that 90% of the decor pieces were either hacked, tweaked or made by myself. I wanted to share with you 2 easy and inexpensive Fall decor DIYs. All of the materials cost between $1-$3 each and can be created with tools you already have on hand.

5 Expert Tips for Fall Cleaning Around the Home + a Handy Checklist

Fall Cleaning

Moving into a new season makes it the perfect time to do some deep cleaning around the home. While general cleaning gets done all year long, there are some things that only need to be tackled a few times per year, doing it with the change of the seasons is ideal. By giving the home a good cleaning as we move into fall, we can feel good knowing routine issues have been addressed. Here are 5 expert tips for Fall cleaning around the home (and a handy checklist!)


From pumpkin patches, mazes and farms, drive-thru events, trick or treating and festivals, this will be your BEST resource for all things Fall and Halloween! Did we miss an event? Let us know by emailing [email protected]

Please be sure to check with each venue, as times and dates may change.

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